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Βροδοπάχεεσ ἄγναι Χάριτεσ, δεῦτε Διοσ κόραι. [transcription]

Come rosy-armed Graces, virgin daughters of Zeus.

The Idyll on a Distaff by Theocritis, according to the argument before it, was written in the metre of this fragment. Philostratus, about A.D. 220, refers to this as indicating Sappho's love for the rose.

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